Friday, June 15, 2012

Working on these goodies today...

I'm back after a month-long hiatus, and what better way to get my mojo up and running than to open up a box of Manor House Creations goodies! I'll be back soon to post my projects using them...

Saturday, May 5, 2012

The 1st Manor House Creations Blog Hop!

Hello and welcome to MANOR HOUSE CREATIONS MOTHERS DAY BLOG HOP. Thank you for joining us.

Its almost Mother’s Day and we want to show our appreciation and thanks to all the wonderful Mums out there, and all Mum’s love flowers right? So we are offering 4 beautiful prize packs FULL of Manor House Creations flowers. 4 lucky ladies will each win one of these gorgeous packs..

This is what you have to do.

The blog hop begins at MANOR HOUSE CREATIONS BLOG you will also find a complete list of all participating blogs there, in case you get lost along the way. Simply follow the links left on the design team blogs; the last stop on the hop is Manor house creations Facebook page.

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There will be hidden letters on each of the blogs that spell out  A  ‘secret sentence’, follow the clues, and when you get to the end, and you have worked out the secret sentence, go to the Facebook page, ‘LIKE’ our page and leave your answer in the comments section.

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The rules:  You must visit all the blogs, leaving a COMMENT (if you are able) and becoming a FOLLOWER to all, you must also “LIKE” our Facebook page, and write the secret sentence in the comments section.

Our design team have created some wonderful projects to inspire you along the way.

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The blog hop begins now, and will run through till midnight Tuesday 8th of May Australian Eastern Standard Time. Remember…the winners will be announced on Monday May 14th, on our Facebook page, and also on the MHC blog.


The next stop on the hop is the awesome Delaina Burns!

Have fun, good luck, and happy Mother’s Day to all the Mums out there.

Monday, April 30, 2012

Watch out for...

the Manor House Creations Bloghop starting this week-end...

Sunday, April 29, 2012

Burlap & Buttercups Last Hurrah....

I'm so very sad to have to say goodbye to Burlap and Buttercups as it is closing its are my March and April LOs.

March Kit

April Kit

Watch out for past kits going on sale at Burlap and Buttercups soon!

Monday, April 16, 2012

My Private Happiness

I love the new lines from Manor House Creations and our partner The Scrap Cake.  Here's a LO I made using the My Private Happiness papers from TSC and new flowers from MHC.

Love that wire fencing background...will have to check if Silhouette has the background design already:)

Sunday, April 8, 2012

Party Time!!!

Here's a LO I made using Manor House Creations' Party Time flowers!!! I finally got to scrap some pictures from Bianca's Spa-rty when she turned 6 last year.

Wednesday, April 4, 2012

Some Bunny Loves You

Advanced Happy Easter everyone!  Here's an Easter LO I made for Manor House Creations' new collections.

Sunday, March 25, 2012

Just Wonderful...

We were asked to created LOs that highlight the flowers and here's what I made for Manor House Creations.

Tuesday, March 13, 2012

My Girly-girl

Here's a LO I made of my fast-growing not-so-little Nadya girl...using Manor House Creations flowers.

At 9 yrs old, she wear nail polish whenever she could (on no-school days), wears more accessories than I do and never leaves the house without her lip gloss!!!

Sunday, February 26, 2012

More Feb LOs from Burlap and Buttercups

Here are 3 more LOs using the gorgeous Feb kit from Burlap and Buttercups.

This 1st LO uses pictures with the Taal Volcano -- an active volcano within a volcano - behind us.  I used my Silhouette Cameo to die-cut the lattice background from the car stock included with the kit.

This next LO is of Bianca with her favorite Minnie Mouse in HK Disneyland last year.  I went a little overboard using my Silhouette Cameo here as I used it to cut the around-the-page border, the pink cloud mat and the scalloped light blue paper.

A Feb kit won't be complete without a "Love" LO so here's me and hubby on our 12 anniversary, with photos taken by my son, Luis, which explains the blurred photo on the left.  I used my Cameo to die-cut the hearts background and the "yellow postage stamp border".

Saturday, February 25, 2012

Burlap & Buttercups Feb Challenge

It's my turn to host this week's challenge at Burlap and Buttercups and my challenge to you is to layer 3 or more border punched strips in your LO.  It's so easy, the hardest part is deciding which punch to use!

I love the colors of the Feb kit, mixing pinks, blues and yellows -- so much fun to play with!


On a side-note, the die-cut flower was made using my Silhouette Cameo...and you will see more projects from me using this amazing machine in the coming days!!!

Sunday, February 5, 2012

Valentine Card

Here's a simple Valentine card I made using a flower and leaves from Manor House Creations. I also got to use my WRMK Sew Easy stitch cool, when I remember to use it:) This bird cage transparency from Hambly is one of my best ever purchases, it never fail to add just the right touch of romance to a page.

Materials: Cardstock - DCWV; Patterned papers - American Crafts; Transparency Hambly; Flower and leaves - Manor House Creations: Twine - The Twinery; Ink - Clearsnap; Stamp - Technique Tuesday; Thread - misc

There's still plenty of time to make your own Valentine cards...

Tuesday, January 24, 2012

Burlap & Buttercups Jan Kit

Here are my LOs for Burlap & Buttercups January kit -- which has, once again, sold out...woohoo!

This 1st LO is for the sketch that comes with the kit. I used pictures from our trip to Hong Kong Disney last year...this gave me a wake-up call to finish scrapping last summer's pics because summer vacation is coming to Manila in a month!!!

This 2nd LO uses a pic from our recent visit to Corregidor Island, where Filipino and American forces made their last stand before falling to Japanese invaders during World War 2.

This next LO uses a pic from last year when we got together with my scrapping friends, and instead of scrapping, we needed up taking each other's photos!

This 4th LO uses pics from our Singapore trip also last summer. Bianca loved this store inside and outside and insisted on having her photos taken with everything! I love the Ali Edwards stamps from Technique Tuesday and try to add a word in every now and then...

Thursday, January 19, 2012

Floral Flowers

It may sound redundant but these Floral Flowers from Manor House Creations are really quite adorable....they are unique because they are made using some pretty floral fabric...

Thursday, January 12, 2012

Pencil Lines Sketch 264

Here's Pencil Lines' 1st sketch for 2012 made by none other than ME!!! I guess there were a few delays in posting because this was supposed to come out in December, but I'm sure most of you still haven't started on last Christmas' photos anyway...

Wednesday, January 11, 2012

It's a Floriade!

Floriade is a flower festival celebrated in Australia and this time, we were asked to do a "Floriade-inspired" LO using at least 10 flowers from Manor House Creations, and here's my take.

Title: Pool Fun
Materials: Patterned papers - Sassfras Lass, Crate; Chipboard Alpha - American Crafts; Wood Alpha - Pink Paislee; Mist - Tattered Angels; Flowers - Manor House Creations; Twine - The Twinery; Ink - Clearsnap; Pen - American Crafts; Sticker - October Afternoon; Misc - doily

Sunday, January 8, 2012

Pretty Flowers

Manor House Creations has some really pretty flowers this season, some of which are featured in this LO of Nadya.

Title: Pretty
Materials: Cardstock & Patterned Papers - American Crafts; Die-cuts - Pebbles, Inc and American Crafts; Flowers & Leaves - Manor House Creations; Stamp - Fiskars; Mask - The Crafter's Workshop; Metal Embellishment - American Crafts; Candy Dots - Pebbles Inc; Die-cutting Machine - Slice; Border Punch - Martha Stewart; Ink - Clearsnap; Pen - American Crafts

I love the color of the big yellow flower and made it my focal point flower as it perfectly matches the trim on Nadya's dress.  The assorted white and cream flowers are perfect additions to add depth, dimension and texture, without taking away from the focal point.

Monday, January 2, 2012

Happy New Year!!!

The past month has been unbelievably busy, even more than usual for this time of the year. So here finally are my last completed LOs for 2011...I had committed to do more but I had run out of time...

Here is Burlap and Buttercup's December kit...

and add-on...

And here's my New Year was the 1st time for us to host our family's New Year's Eve celebration to welcome 2011. We usually go out of town for this to avoid the pollution from the fireworks but we were too lazy to drive out last year.

This LO uses pictures from Christmas Eve when the kids open presents from Mom and Dad and relatives who are present for our Noche Buena.

And here is Christmas Morning when the kids open check out what Santa left for them in their stockings. We have a special plate to put Santa's cookies (plus carrots for the reindeer) on, which the kids made a few years back.

I hope you all had a great 2011 and look forward to an even better 2012!!!